Saturday, January 12, 2013

No-grain flax cereal for ACD-Phase 1

Snow-covered Misha
Certain foods, even healthy ones, can trigger symptoms such as joint/muscle pain, weight gain, headaches and many more. The hard part is doing the detective work to find out which foods are the problem. Lyn-Genet Recitas has developed a three-day anti-inflammatory cleanse that can make your detective work easier.

Recitas is author of the The Plan: Eliminating the Surprising "Healthy" Foods that are Making You...
I am on Recitas' three-day cleanse in hopes of identifying foods that contribute to my chronic muscle pain and interfere with weight loss. During the cleanse, one only eats low-reactive foods. Talk about a short list of foods. I thought the anti-candida diet was restrictive. Once I am finished with the cleanse, I will begin adding one food item per day in hopes of figuring out the trouble-makers.

The information in Recitas' book challenges beliefs about popular healthy foods (which are healthy) but not for everyone. Some of my favorites are on her list of  reactive foods (e.g. asparagus, cauliflower, black beans, peppers).

Follow these links to get more information about the book and cleanse


 
No-grain flax cereal
 
One of my favorite breakfast recipes from The Plan is the no-grain flax cereal. It's super simple to make, delicious and suitable for ACD-Phase 1. It uses whole flax but is digestible because the flax is soaked overnight.

No-Grain Flax Cereal
(makes three one-half cup servings)

Here's what you need:

1 cup whole flax seed
1/2 cup water
1 tsp. cinnamon, allspice and whatever else you choose
Seeds, nuts
1/2 cup blueberries or cranberries
Coconut milk
Stevia

Here's what you do:

Add the flax, spices and water to a container. Place in the fridge to soak overnight. In the a.m., heat the oven to 275 degrees. Spread the flax in a thin layer on a large baking sheet. Bake for 50-60 minutes until dry and crispy. During the last 10 minutes, add your seeds/nuts of choice.
No-grain flax cereal on baking sheet

When ready, break the flax into small pieces. Add to a bowl with coconut milk, stevia and blueberries (or combo of blueberries and cranberries). Note: It seems like a treat to eat cold cereal in a bowl. Yum!



 

4 comments:

Nicole and Joey said...

I made this the other day and really enjoyed it. It helped curb my granola craving.
Nicole

My2Deities said...

are the measurements correct for the water and flax? i added the water, but it isn't enough to make all the flax wet. Am I doing something wrong?

My2Deities said...

are the measurements correct for the water and flax? i added the water, but it isn't enough to make all the flax wet. Am I doing something wrong?

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